Okemo Mountain Resort is going to become the first ski area in North America to have multiple bubble chairs to keep you out of the elements on the way up before you play in the elements on the way down. The addition of four-passenger bubble chairs to the Jackson Gore Express Quad lift will be the second bubble lift for the Vermont resort. Okemo's Sunburst Six was the first six-person heated bubble lift in North America in 2014. And that's not all Okemo has coming up this winter.
Okemo will join other North American ski resorts switching to RFID technology for tickets and passes. Using RFID means passes can be scanned with they're still in your pockets, and they can be updated or reloaded online. RFID cards at Okemo also can be loaded with resort credit.
• A new fixed-grip quad lift, Sunshine Quad, connecting on-mountain community SouthFace Village with the South Face Express Quad.
• Snowmaking on White Lightning and Rolling Thunder trails, bringing snowmaking coverage to 98 percent of trails.
• Park improvements and changes in partnership with Snow Park Technologies.
• The addition of another groomer.
Will more snowmaking and warm, protected chairs coax you out to Okemo, Curbed Ski readers?
· Okemo Mountain Resort [Official site]
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